The Sunday After the Glorious Birth of Our Lord

الْمَجْدُ للهِ! Praise be to God always!ܬܶܫܒܽܘܚܬܳܐ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ!

Entrance Hymn

Zion Sees This Little Child

Syriac: msheeho natareh l’eedtokh

or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)

Zion sees this little child,
who is Lord before all time,
and beholds the mystery of the Holy Trinity;
the Lord, who gives nourishment to all the world,
from the Virgin feeds.
God, who holds the universe,
Mary’s arms are lifting up to heaven above.
All the angels are in awe.
Those on earth receive this child, so humbly born,
singing praise with love and joy.
Let Isaiah come rejoice,
Jeremiah shout for joy,
and King David celebrate
since his words have been fulfilled:
The Lord said, “My Son! I have begotten you.”
Sing, O Bethlehem!
Jesus, light of all the lands, he who holds the universe,
to him we give thanks, for he has come down to us.
By his birth he has fulfilled the prophets’ words
and embodied every hope.
Joseph sang while holding you;
Mary’s heart was filled with joy.
Cherubim and seraphim hastened to come down to earth,
and there they beheld their Lord, a newborn child,
never seen before.
Giving praise, they worshipped you,
cradled in a manger now:
“O Lord, mighty God, blest are those upon the earth,
for you granted them to see with their own eyes
your eternal majesty!”

Opening Prayers

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

O Christ our Lord, though you are God, you became man. Make us worthy to rejoice on this feast of your glorious birth, and with Mary, your mother, and Joseph, your chosen one, to thank, praise, and adore you, crying out with the angels: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good hope to all.” We glorify you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, forever.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Father, who in his love sent his only-begotten Son to us; and to the Son, who was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem; and to the Holy Spirit, who fills us with joy, peace, and holiness on this feast. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this feast, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


Glory and thanks to you, Eternal Son, you are without beginning or end. You are the hidden Light, who shines upon the world, and the Ancient of Days, born as a child from the Daughter of David.
Today, we celebrate the mystery of your love for us, proclaiming:
You are wonderful, O God! You became man, yet you are still God.
You are wonderful, O God! You came down to us and were born in a manger, yet you fill heaven and earth with your glory.
You are wonderful, O God! The angels, shepherds, and magi came to adore you.
By your birth, you tore down the wall separating heavenly and earthly beings, reconciling heaven and earth.
By your birth, you brought together those who are far and those who are near to celebrate your feast.
At your birth, the angels announced to the shepherds: “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Now, O Wondrous Child, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense, to help us to understand the mystery of your incarnation. Forgive our sins, free us from all distress, and remember our departed who have gone to their rest hoping in you. We raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God

Syriac: soogheeto (safro)

Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
only Son born of the Father.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
only Son who dawned from Mary.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
though once hidden, is revealed now.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
who in flesh dawned on creation.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
angels came down, singing praises.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God;
who is carried by the Virgin.


We adore you, O Son of the Father from all eternity and Son of the Virgin born in time. When you became flesh, our eyes were able to see God, bringing us closer to the One who dwells in the heights. With the light of your knowledge, you enlightened our minds with the knowledge of the One who is beyond our understanding. Accept our incense, forgive our sins, and grant rest to our departed. We raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Qadishat Aloho (Trisagion)

ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܚܰܝܶܠܬܳܢܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܠܳܐ ܡܳܝܽܘܬܳܐ. ܐܶܬܪܰܚܰܡ ܥܠܰܝܢ.
ܡܫܺܝܚܳܐ ܕܶܬܺܝܠܶܕ ܡܶܢ ܒܰܪ̱ܬ ܕܰܘܺܝܕ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ.
Qadishat Aloho. Qadishat Hayeltono. Qadishat lo moyuto.
MsheeHo dethiled men bat Dawid, etraHam 3alayn.
You are holy, O God. You are holy, O Strong One. You are holy, O Imortal One.
O Christ, born of the daughter of David, have mercy on us.
قُدُوسٌ أَنْ يا الله، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا قَوِي، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا مَنْ لا يَموتْ
يا مَسِيح الَّذِي وُلِدَ مِنْ بِنْتِ دَوِيد، إِرْحَمْنا

Holy and immortal Lord, sanctify our minds and purify our consciences, that we may praise you with purity and listen to your Holy Scriptures. To you be glory forever. Amen.

Psalm of the Readings

Syriac: ramremain

Born today is an infant,
Wonderful and Mighty God!
In a wonderful manner,
as a child God is revealed.
As foretold by Isaiah:
“Wonderful” his name shall be!
Christ is born of a virgin;
as a child God is revealed.
Praise to you, Child of Wonder,
hope of peoples everywhere!
O pure Sun, shining brightly,
you give light to all the world.


A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the . Your blessing, Father.

Glory to the Lord of Paul and the apostles! May the mercy of God descend upon the reader and the listeners and upon this parish and her children forever. Amen.

Brothers and Sisters:


Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son.”
(John 1:14)

Before the proclamation of the Gospel of our Savior, announcing life for our souls, we offer this incense and ask for your mercy, O Lord.

Peace be with you.

And with your spirit.

From the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint , who proclaimed life to the world.
Let us listen to the proclalation of life and salvation for our souls.

Remain silent, O listeners, for the Holy Gospel is about to be proclaimed to you.
Listen and give glory and thanks to the Word of the living God.

The Apostle Evangelist wrote Jesus said:


This is the truth! Peace be with you!

Praise and blessings to Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, for giving us his words of life.